Successful Businesswoman Chris Levoi Launches Recession Proof Business in Southampton

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New Company Offers Free Service Designed To Help Local Businesses Save Money and Improve Profitability

Running a successful business is tough at the best of times, but add to that the stresses of the current economic climate and many local companies will be applauding the arrival of a brand new company in Southampton. BCR Associates helps businesses improve their profitability by reducing expenditure on essential running costs.

Chris Levoi, from Burridge, Hampshire, is joining the rapidly growing network of BCR Associates companies by launching her own no-cost B2B consultancy service enabling customers in her area to improve their profitability by cutting expenditure on essential running costs. Chris, who has an impressive business development career spanning over 25 years in the science, healthcare and food service industries, is no stranger to the world of procurement and is keen to work with local companies to improve their financial performance in 2013 and onwards.

Over half of Chris’ career has been spent at director or managing director level and she recognises the challenges that business owners face. Chris commented “I have been responsible for buying these services, particularly telecoms, insurance and HR and know that directors often don’t have the expertise in-house to give these areas their best attention. Anyone with a business will be familiar with the need to reduce unnecessary expenditure, especially in the complex utilities and telecoms sectors and I wish I had had the services of BCR Associates during previous roles. Add BCR Associates’ expertise to the fact that 100% of all savings are passed back to the customer (ex. water and rates) and this is a really compelling offer to customers, in fact a unique offering in the cost reduction sector.”

BCR Associates supply chain network has access to information, data and tariffs which are difficult for clients to source directly – even if they invested the serious man hours required to research these preferential options. All suppliers undergo stringent vetting protocol and only those who are suitable and reputable are invited onto the supply panel. Additionally each customer account is managed personally so clients no longer have to worry about tendering, contract end dates or managing sometimes complex multi-services.

The cost cutting portfolio covers Electricity, Gas, Telecoms, Insurance, Staff, Water, Finance, Vehicles, Rateable Values and Green Services.

Asked why she had chosen BCR Associates, Chris replied “From my first encounter at a franchise exhibition, I was impressed with their offering. They actively encouraged me to research the cost reduction sector and I felt confident from my decision to sign up, and indeed throughout the extensive training, that I was setting up a business which can provide real value to my network of business contacts I have developed over the years. The support from head office is constant and dependable and I like the fact that I am able to access the expertise of directors Chris Battin and Richard Dormer directly whenever I need to. I see my role as developing into a trusted advisor to my clients and like the fact that the cross-selling opportunities are immense and a range of services is on offer”.

In October this year the BCR Associates network celebrated saving its clients an incredible £5,4m worth of savings since 2009, so the service is destined to be warmly received by businesses operating in Chris’ area. Since her start up Chris’ BCR Associates has already caught the eye of a number of previous clients who are already undergoing their complimentary cost review health check.

Chris Levoi can be contacted on 0844 692 1081 or email chris.levoi (at) bcrassociates (dot) co (dot) uk

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